The NFL is set to release the 2023 team schedules on Thursday but bits and pieces of teams’ 2023 slate are already leaking to the public.
Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval helped the Bengals announce their Week 17 matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. He didn’t specify if it was in Cincinnati at the Paycor Stadium or at ‘Burrowhead Stadium’ as he infamously called it.
In January of this year, the Cincinnati Mayor went viral for referring to Arrowhead Stadium as ‘Burrowhead Stadium’ in this video filmed from his desk:
A WHO DEY proclamation from the Mayor: @Bengals pic.twitter.com/W1tCqupdTw
— Aftab Pureval (@AftabPureval) January 27, 2023
Someone on the Bengals‘ social team saw an opportunity to piggyback off that video’s success with the announcement of their week 17 matchup. Noticeably, he mentions ‘nothing else to add’ as a joke about the Burrowhead Stadium comment:
.@ZEUS__57 and @AftabPureval with an important message…
📺: May 11, 8 PM | NFLNetwork | NFL+ pic.twitter.com/O3cretqpzZ
— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) May 10, 2023
Bengals fans in the comments loved this video from their Mayor and team. They reacted with a LOT of emojis. Probably too many emojis, if we’re being honest.
One person on Twitter commented “Gotta give the man credit. Saw his fault and is willing to make light of it.”
Another Bengals fan added:
I’ve got nothing else to add pic.twitter.com/O98uGnazUG
— Sinai (@SinaiNot) May 10, 2023
Someone wondered “Does this guy do any actual work?” questioning why the Mayor of Cincinnati has been talking about Burrowhead Stadium and now this. Apparently unaware of how little work a Mayor has to actually do on a day to day basis…
Another Bengals fans wrote “Oh man I love this! 😂😂😭😭” while someone else added “This is great. Love the humility from Aftab.”
Everyone knows, of course, how Joe Burrow and the Cincinnati Bengals lost to the Chiefs at ‘Burrowhead Stadium’ after he called it that. The Chiefs then went on to win the Super Bowl, again.